The Museum Collection

Plaster Heads from the Crown Molding of Poe's Sister's Home

ID #: 98.9.6
Format: plaster
Dimensions: 5" x 5"
Source: Museum Purcahse from Edward Byrd Armistead
Collection: Poe Foundation, Inc.
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These two plaster heads were taken from the crown molding of the cieling decorations of the Richmond home, Duncan Lodge, in which Edgar Allan Poe's sister, Rosalie Mackenzie Poe, lived with her foster mother, Mrs. Jane Scott Mackenzie, from 1843 until 1865. These pieces are part of a collection of Mackenzie family items the Poe Museum purchased from Mackenize descendant, Edward Byrd Armistead, in 1998.